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The mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy; Agnes Miller Parker; Frank Swinnerton
Publisher: Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1964.
Series: Collector's library of famous editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set against the backdrop of peaceful south-west England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife Susan and baby daughter. Eighteen years later Susan and her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; Agnes Miller Parker; Frank Swinnerton
OCLC Number: 34217694
Description: xvi, 317 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Collector's library of famous editions.
Other Titles: Life and death of the mayor of Casterbridge
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; illustrated with wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker ; introduction by Frank Swinnerton.

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Set against the backdrop of peaceful south-west England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife Susan and baby daughter. Eighteen years later Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey towards love.

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